Finally, it’s here! The book you’ve been waiting for! After months of ups and downs, A Plain Malice, the fourth and final novel in the Appleseed Creek Mystery Series is set to release. It’s been quite a journey to see this book in print, and I would have given up if it hadn’t been for … Continue reading Buy A Plain Malice And Give Back To Those In Need
It's my birthday this week, and to celebrate, I'm giving away copies of my mystery novels written under my own name and my pen name Isabella Alan!! There will be three winners. Winners can choose one novel from the following: Murder in a Basket Andi Unexpected A Plain Death A Plain Scandal A Plain Disappearance … Continue reading Birthday Book Giveaway!
My publisher is hosting a HUGE Appleseed Creek Ebook Sale to celebrate the release of A Plain Disappearance, the third Appleseed Creek Mystery. Kindle and Nook versions are on sale from $2.99-$4.99. This is a limited time only! Ends September 10, 2013. Tell your friends! A Plain Disappearance, book three- $4.99 Kindle http://tinyurl.com/m2loypp Nook sale … Continue reading Appleseed Creek Ebook Sale! Limited Time!
I have so many book signings coming up this summer, I decided to call it a BOOK TOUR. I will be at the following locations signing copies of A Plain Death and A Plain Scandal! I hope to meet you at one of these stops! Have a Blessed Summer! LifeWay Bookstore, Signing Reynoldsburg, OH June … Continue reading Summer 2013 Book Tour
The last few weeks as I've waited for edits, I've gone a cleaning spree in my home. No clutter was safe from the garage to the den. The funny thing about cleaning is I usually find things I thought were lost forever. This time was no different, but it's good news for you. I found … Continue reading Giveaway of the LOST ARCs
Last weekend, Dead Fred and I traveled to Fort Worth, Texas. My publisher sent me to sign copies of A Plain Scandal at the the Texas Library Association Convention. We were only there for 24 hours, but in that time, I got to hang out with the B&H sales team, run into and chat with … Continue reading Dead Fred Goes to TLA!
Great news! A Plain Death has finaled for three books awards! I'm so thrilled and honored to share this news. Thank you readers for embracing Chloe, the Troyer family, and Appleseed Creek! Inspys Awards - Mystery/ Thriller Category This is the bloggers' award for Excellence in Faith-Driven Literature. Winners will be announced June 28th. ForeWord … Continue reading A Plain Death Finals for Three Book Awards!
People ask me all the time how I sustain two full time jobs: one as a writer and one as a librarian. Usually, I say, “I have no idea.” However with further thought, I realized I have a set of guidelines I *try* to follow to keep me from going around the bend. Here they … Continue reading Author with a Day Job Survival Guide: tips to maintain sanity
The Seymour Agency's Facebook Page is hosting a giveaway of author gifts to celebrate the release of Marisa Cleveland's novella, The Valentine Challenge and my novel, A Plain Scandal! This giveaway features Amish potholders I bought in in Holmes County pictured here. Marisa Cleveland contributed cupcake-themed gifts. Who doesn't love cupcakes? To enter click on … Continue reading Sweet and Sassy Giveaway
Check calendar and realize a new novel is due in 4-5 months. Panic ensues. Sit down to start writing with nothing: no outline, no idea. Try not to cry. Check calendar, book due date looks suspiciously closer. With shaking hands, begin to write, write, and write. Know most of the words are no good but … Continue reading My writing process in bullet points